February is not a great month in the garden as it is far too early to sow seeds even though the calendar lists it as the first month of spring. However, as March has slowly crept in, the buds have started to fill out on most trees and shrubs and some hedges have produced a hint of green.

The snowdrops came into their own in February, even though they were late by a couple of weeks this year. They really produce a great display of colour and the clumps fill out an extra bit every year.